The Tears of a Clown -------------------- Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Now if there's a smile on my face, It's only there tryin' to fool the public, But when it comes down to foolin' you; Now honey, that's quite a different subject. But don't let my glad expression Give you the wrong impression. Really I'm sad. I'm sadder than sad. You're gone and I'm hurtin' so bad. Like a clown I pretend to be glad. (chorus) Now there's some sad things known to man, But ain't too much sadder than The tears of a clown When there's no one around. Now if I appear to be carefree, It's only to camouflage my sadness. In order to keep my pride I try To cover the hurt with a show of gladness. But don't let my show convince you That I've been happy since you Decided to go. Oh, I need you so. I'm hurt and I want you to know. (chorus) Just like Pagliacci did, I try to keep my sadness hid. (aaargh! I can't remember! It'll come to me and I'll send it along.) But in my lonely room I cry The tears of a clown When there's no one around.